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Education in Hegel


reviewed by Rodino F. Anderson February 16, 2009

coverTitle: Education in Hegel
Author(s): Nigel Tubbs
Publisher: Continuum, New York
ISBN: 0826499902, Pages: 170, Year: 2008
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Though Hegel’s philosophy is “profoundly difficult,” Nigel Tubbs’ latest work reminds us that Hegel’s philosophy is also potentially the most rewarding because it “works in the full awareness of having education as its own essence, that is, as the very substance of what it is and does” (p. 2). In six ambitious and rigorous essays, Tubbs’ Education in Hegel illustrates how the goal of Hegel’s philosophic system, Hegel’s controversial Absolute, illuminates modern culture’s understanding of education to help us understand some of our most complex relations like, life and death, self and other, freedom and complicity in various settings that dominate our modern lives (i.e., economic, political, environmental, social, religious). In his Introduction, Tubbs does not perform a simple overview of the work, but is more concerned with preparing readers for encountering a Hegel perhaps foreign to their traditional readings. For Tubbs, Hegel does not fit into the monstrous caricature of... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 16, 2009
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15568, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 6:12:25 PM

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  • Rodino Anderson
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    RODINO F. ANDERSON is a Ph.D candidate in the Philosophy and Education Program at Teachers College, Columbia, University. His published research includes work on W.E.B. Du Bois' aesthetic theory of liberal arts education. His dissertation research focuses on developing an iconoclastic curriculum theory based on the role imagination plays in the educational works of Plato and Hegel.
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